Sunday, April 1, 2018

Colorado last of the East

Historical Picture
      Early Colorado Springs Appears you are driving right into the Rockies!

 Colorado to me is a strange state. Don’t get me wrong, it is interesting and VERY beautiful. But seeing Marijuana advertised openly bothers a dude who has always tried to obey the law. I have nothing against Marijuana any more than Jack Daniels, except all my adult life MJ has been a BIG illegal no-no.  It is still against Federal LAW. That is what makes it strange! Especially when you see the following ads:

Nature’s beauty always sticks out to me. I had heard about the ‘Garden Of The Gods’ near Colorado Springs. It was advertised as a ‘must see’. Like much of the mid-west and west there are some beautiful wind and water carvings. I am always amazed at ‘balanced rocks’. Tons of rock, stone or dirt balanced on a small point. Such as the entrance to the Garden.
        (Showing the Rockies in the back ground) Then you see this:
And This:

 Colorado knows beer and has more microbreweries per capita than any other state. I can remember when guys would pay crewmen on cargo planes to bring them a case of Coors. It was only sold in Colorado (It has sorta grown since then!).
Tomorrow we will head into the Rockies out of Denver.

Nite Shipslog

The United States federal government owns more than 1/3 of the land in Colorado.
Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States at 10,430 feet elevation. Because there was lots of "silver" named towns at the time, the founding fathers suggested Leadville.
Pueblo is the only city in America with four living recipients of the Medal of Honor.
Denver has the largest city park system in the nation with 205 parks in City limits and 20,000 Acres of parks in the nearby mountains.
Dove Creek is the "Pinto Bean" capital of the world.
The World's First Rodeo was held on July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail.
Rocky Ford has been dubbed the "melon capital of the world."
The Yampa River below the northwest town of Craig holds northern pike in the 20-pound range, while the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan rivers are prime spots for trout fishing.
Colorado has the highest mean altitude of all the states.

            Colorado Springs Classic club. (30s Packard I think)
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Chatty Crone said...

So it seems to me - Colorado is a party state - beer and marijuana. I think it seems like innocence is lost. I do wonder how those rocks stay like they do.

Why does the government own so much of the land.

I hope you had a nice Easter.


Paula said...

Lots of interesting info. here. I've never been to Colorado but always thought it would be a state I would like to visit. Didn't know all that about the MJ. That would be hard for me to take too.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Very interesting facts and beautiful pictures today. I'm with you as far as abiding by the law. Oh, the things I never knew...sometimes I think I'm better off in my ignorance and other times I'm happy to learn something new. Easter Sunday brought me some car problems so today I have to deal with that. Good thing the sun is supposed to be shinning, it'll help. Hope all is well there and you have a beautiful day!

Rain said...

Those rock formations are just awesome, thanks for posting photos! I didn't know that about Colorado and the pot-heads. ;)

Lisa said...

Im like you. Its just wrong! However, I cant help but wonder how happy everyone is in that state?
Sounds like a great place to open a Twinkie store.

I think Looney toons (roadrunner) was filmed in Colorado.


Glenda said...

The Garden of the Gods pics are wonderful. You've captured beautiful parts of the state. Inclined to agree concerning the pot.


the rock formations are spectacular.